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Publicity for GOOD VIBRATIONS by Mike Love kicked off last week with an exclusive feature in People, including an excerpt, cover line, five-page spread, photos, and online book trailer reveal—on stands 9/2-9/9 or read it here. The book goes on sale next Tuesday (9/13), Love will kick off the publicity tour at Barnes & Noble Union Square, featuring a Q&A, performance by the Beach Boys, and signing. Media highlights include The O’Reilly Factor, CBS This Morning, The View, USA Today, Rolling Stone,Wall Street Journal’s “Anatomy of a Song,” Vanity Fair, and The New York Times, and much more.  GOOD VIBRATIONS is a half a century’s work of insider info on one of the most famous bands in rock—not to be missed.
Excitement is building at Blue Rider Press for the release of critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Marisa Silver’s LITTLE NOTHING, launching this Tuesday, September 13. Hauntingly beautiful and achingly hopeful, LITTLE NOTHING is the story of Pavla, a child scorned for her physical deformity, whose passion and salvation lie in her otherworldly ability to transform herself and the world around her. With an eight-city book tour, Silver will hit the ground running, joining in eagerly awaited conversations with authors such as Mark Sarvas, Sarah Bynum, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and Jennifer Gilmore, just to name a few. Featured in Elle’s “Best of September,” The Huffington Post’s “Fall must-reads”, Lit Hub’s “18 Books to read in September”, and The Millions’ “Most Anticipated of Fall”, LITTLE NOTHING is already gaining national attention. Look for reviews in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, the LA Review of Books, The Millions, Barnes & Noble Review, and original essays with Powell’s and other outlets to come.
Come one, come all to hear Scott Schuman—top fashion & photography blogger and author of  The Sartorialist: X (Penguin Original)—speak at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday, October 29. Scott will share his insights into global street fashion and photography much like he does on his blog The Sartorialist.com. Schuman started The Sartorialist.com simply to share photos of people on the street whose style he admired. The blog now receives over 14 million page views per month and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. In The Sartorialist: X, Schuman continues paying homage to the innate style found on sidewalks and streets, as well as off the beaten path.   With stunning images of men and women who caught Scott’s eye in traditional fashion locales like New York, London, and Milan, as well as newer ones including Peru, India, Dubai, and South Africa, the book celebrates the many cultures of pattern and color found across the world, making it a thrilling source of photographic inspiration.  Schuman also explores how we look at street style through camera phones, and has included in The Sartorialist: X some of his favorite images shot using his iPhone 6.
On Monday (10/5), Blue Rider Press released A Common Struggle by Patrick J. Kennedy and Stephen Fried. The book has received an enormous outpouring of support and Patrick’s goal to end stigmas surrounding mental illness and addiction.  Pub week kicked off with a 60 Minutes interview, and some phenomenal discussions on Yahoo News, CBS This Morning, MSNBC Morning Joe, and NBC Nightly News. Stay tuned for much more from Mr. Kennedy, including Real Time with Bill Maher and an excerpt and interview in People magazine.
What a week it’s been for Jojo Moyes and After You, which officially debuts at #3 on the October 18th New York Times Hardcover Fiction and Combined Print & eBook Fiction bestseller lists. The book also debuts at #4 on this week’s USA Today bestseller list.  This great news comes on the heels of a wave of amazing press and jam-packed events. NPR’s Fresh Air ran an absolute rave review from Maureen Corrigan last Thursday, saying “After You is a more muted, riskier novel than its predecessor. Think Elizabeth Bennet after Darcy’s eventual death; Alice after Gertrude; Wilbur after Charlotte. The “aftermath” is a subject most writers understandably avoid, but Moyes has tackled it and given readers an affecting, even entertaining female adventure tale about a broken heroine who ultimately rouses herself and falls in love again, this time with the possibilities in her own future.” And NPR.org ran a second review on their website over the weekend, saying “In all of her books, Moyes peers deftly into class issues, social mores and complicated relationships that raise as many questions as they answer. And yet, there is always resolution. It’s not always easy, it’s not always perfect, it’s sometimes messy and not completely satisfying. But sometimes it is.”  Slate posted a fantastic examination of After You and the notion of happy endings, and praises Moyes:  “After You isn’t as ruthless as Me Before You, but Moyes is a master of the wavering possibilities of good enough, and is always aware of the limits that sometimes make even good enough impossible.” Moyes finished her US tour this week with a sold-out luncheon with Warwick’s and a huge event at their store that night. Jojo drew crowds over 300-400+ at almost all of her events, making this tour her biggest yet and giving Pamela Dorman Books a lot to celebrate!
The Penguin Book Truck made a trip to Baltimore this week to celebrate the new 200thAnniversary Edition of Jane Austen’s Emma (Penguin Classics Deluxe). Editor Juliette Wells had an enthusiastic crowd at Goucher College, where she is a professor, and signed copies of the book at the Penguin Book Truck. Check out Juliette on the cab of the truck with a copy of Emma. She was interviewed for Jezebel and Flavorwire, with more interviews about Emma and the 200th anniversary still to come. Emma events are also planned for several other cities (including  Louisville, and New York City) over the coming months. As Juliette told Flavorwire, “Emma is the culmination of Austen’s ability to make great art about the most everyday material…if you love Jane Austen but your acquaintance is from these screen adaptations and you’re ready to take that step and read some of her writings, this is the perfect way to do it.” IMG_2762IMG_2709    

Beloved and award-winning actress Drew Barrymore will releasing her new book, Wildflower, on 10/27. These funny, inspiring, and profound stories share Barrymore’s fresh perspective on life, and share insights from her past and present. She will be embarking on a national 10-city tour to celebrate the publication of Wildflower!barrymore tour FINAL

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First-time Blue Rider Press author Jewel has been hitting the road to promote her recently-released memoir Never Broken, which traces the singer-songwriter’s life and growth from her childhood in Alaska to her rapid rise to stardom. With media coverage in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and People, Jewel launched her tour at Barnes & Noble Union Square with a fantastic performance and book signing for some of her most faithful NYC-based devotees.  After charming everyone on ABC’s The View the following morning, Jewel continued her tour in Nashville, Lexington, Birmingham, Detroit, Boston, San Diego, and Phoenix, chatting with both Howard Stern and Tom Ashbrook for NPR: On Point along the way, delivering breathtaking performances and memorable conversation at each stop. She’ll continue her tour in Los Angeles and IMG_2062Chicago, with plans to chat with (and serenade) NPR’sWait Wait Don’t Tell Me, The Tavis Smiley Show,NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, The Steve Harvey Show and last – but certainly not least –Jimmy Kimmel. The book as well as the author herself have both been receiving fantastically across the board, and there’s certainly more to come.  

Rainn Wilson, the beloved actor best known as everyone’s favorite work nemesis, Dwight Schrute, on The Office, will be releasing his memoir, The Bassoon King, on November 10th. This hilarious look at Rainn’s life is at once fascinating, hilarious, and profound, and explores how he found his place in comedy, faith, and life. He will be embarking on a 12-city tour to celebrate The Bassoon King!

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Angie Niles’ photo-and celebrity tip-filled Bright Lights Paris: Shop, Dine & Live…Parisian Style (Berkley Trade Paperback) was lauded with a press dinner near the start of New York Fashion Week last weekend by her longtime friend and actress Blake Lively at Laduree in SoHo.The event and book received wall-to-wall lifestyle coverage on major national outlets like WSJ.com, VanityFair.com, People.com, InStyle.com, Glamour.com, Vogue.com, Elle.com, TravelandLeisure.com, with much more to come.  She will be doing events in New York and Los Angeles next month after Paris Fashion Week, with fashion blogger Christina Caradona of TropRouge at B&N TriBeCa on October 14 and with actress Arielle Kebell at B&N Santa Monica on October 25.  For the budding Parisian, Bight Lights Paris is the insider guide.  Filled with hundreds of stunning photographs and original fashion illustrations, it also contains addresses of the neighborhood girls’ top secret shopping and dining destinations, recipes for their favorite dishes, and tips on living the Parisian life.